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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Need Card?

I've been a very bad blogger just lately - I seem to have so much on my plate at the moment........

The trip to Ikea went well, Mike managed to stick around  for an hour, but got restless when I looked at the Expidit units for the twentieth time - incidentally Ikea have inexplicably changed the name of these iconic units, beloved of crafters all over the world,  to Kallax or some other hard to spell word, but I think they will be playing a big part in my life very soon...I really fancy having everything tucked away pretty much out of sight.  Packing up has made me realise just how much stuff I have, and also how long it is since I even looked at most of it, but I can't just dump it, I may need it someday.....

I also liked the look of this chair, and it's really comfy as well, I just love the colour...

So as it was just an exploratory visit, I didn't actually buy anything, but now I know exactly what I want when the time comes, my first priority will be to get my craft room sorted, needs must, it's my job!

In my sorting out I came across this great pile of 3 x 12" and 2 x 12" strips of cardstock in every colour under the sun - I cut them off 12 x 12 sheets ages ago so that the cardstock would fit into a cabinet I use for cardstock. When Jo-Ann's and Michaels had their cardstock on sale when I was in America, I used to dash there and buy cartloads of the stuff - well, at 5 sheets for a $ it would have been rude not to!  They are strips of Bazzil, Core-Dinations and DCWV

So does anyone want them? They would be perfect for punching borders and flowers, die-cutting or matting smaller images. Free to a good home, UK and Ireland only because of the cost of postage I'm afraid, they weigh a lot. Just leave a comment if you could use them. If more than one person would like them, I will draw a random name on Sunday.

I even managed to find the brown paper to wrap them in - look, the parcel is already to go.....

 See you tomorrow x


  1. Hiya Enfys . . . I could use up those strips of card nicely. I work as lunchtime organiser in my grandchildrens school and we could use these at "wet playtimes" to make things with the children. Hope to be lucky. Hope all's going well with your move and that you settle in to your new house well. Sue x

  2. Hi Enfys, these would be perfect to use with my advantedge system and also for small dies. Hope everything settles down soon for you. Anne xx

  3. Glad you were able to find the things you want for your new craft space.
    That bundle of cardstock would be perfect for my niece as she runs a scout troop and they are always on the lookout for things for crafting with.
    Toni xx

  4. Ooh yes please Enfys !! Those strips have so many uses for me from mini cards, flower making, post it note holders, punched shapes, die cuting etc !! I love that chair too, but with me it would soon be covered with glue, gliter, inks etc,,,ha ha

    hugs Diane xx

  5. "I can't just dump it, I may need it someday..."

    You just summed up my life perfectly!
    (I'm not putting my name down for the card stock. I have too much of my own I'm still getting round to using one day, lol) x

  6. I have those cubes in my craft room Enfys, they are excellent. Instead of the doors though I use some of those plastic drawers that come in sections of two large to small drawers. I just break them up and put and large and small section in each cube. Keeps everything together and easy to slip out a drawer when I need a plunder lol.

  7. Angela Lilley (trouble posting comment)

  8. Glad to hear all is well across the pond!

  9. When I ask my husband to go shopping with me he asks "Are going to go buy or are we just looking?" Well if I say looking he won't go because that means multiple stores. If we are going to go buy, I have a 50% chance". Mike is a good sport in my eyes if you were only "looking" :) -- Kathy Wyatt (Cincinnati)


  10. Don't worry about your blogging ... you've definitely had your hands full lately, and we all understand. Until you are comfortably settled into your new home, things will be a bit askew, and that would throw anyone's regular routine off sync. It looks like when you are finally settled into "En's Den," you will have a beautifully organized and comfy work space. BTW, love that chair, and the color would be my choice too!

    (pssst, I'm not trying to get in on the paper drawing ... but I know whoever does get it will enjoy it and find oodles of creative uses for it.)

  11. Glad you are beginning to get ideas for sorting out your new craft room. To help you out I could use those paper strips! If you're looking for a good home for them of course!

  12. How generous Enfys. I would find a good use for these to take to a craft group my young granddaughters attend. They are always on the lookout for free materials. Thanks


I love reading your comments, thank you for taking the time
Enfys x